The 2005 MBs (at least my SL and my friend's CL) no longer offer the
ability to valet lock the trunk with the metal key. You can still lock
the glove compartment and the key works in the truck as an emergency
unlock but won't valet lock it. Why on earth would Mercedes eliminate
this function? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
No, wrong. You have the US government to thank for this.
By law, if someone locks you in the trunk, i.e. a carjacker, you HAVE to be able
out. Open your trunk lid and look up. See that blinking green light button? That
is how you open the
trunk if you are inside it. The car makers HAD to remove valet locking for this
Ah zo - der great engineers in Sinderfeller can't put an emergency
trunk release like a little red button inside the trunk? Have you seen
the latest financial results for the company? Of course it is all about
cutting the costs even further as gud ole Jerkin Shrimp tries to
feather his retirement nest.
mcbrue down by the river in the trailer under the bridge
they did a test with kids if you can believe that.
put them in the trunk
told them that there was a way out.
with the light that stays on while the car is running they tested
levers you name it.
with a hidden camera not one would or could figure out how to open the
some of the kids were scared of the glowing handle & buttons.
one guy came up the light & the handle
the light was in the lid & shined on the handle.
looked like an out side car door handle
every kid put in found the way out.
i my self <in an older car >would start ripping wires apart.
the case, minus a few cans!
So did I for a long time:
Booking a car ferry to the UK (or Scandinavia),
leaving all the rest unplanned, touring
around, free for any spontaneous ideas and
I LOVED it back in the days of Opel Kadett
and Ford Taunus/Cortina, it was so uncomplicated
There is a great deal of truth in that.
People hate living with day to day uncertainty.
They like security and predictability.
This is why many liked living in a Communist regime.
Good book on the subject: Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by
Key point is Gross National Product does not vary
uniformly with happiness.
It may however help to have a nice Mercedes.
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